Legendary American musician Bruce Springsteen has confirmed a long standing rumor – that he wrote a song for the “Harry Potter” franchise during its early days.
Speaking with BBC Radio 2 host Simon Mayo, the singer says the ballad entitled “I’ll Stand By You Always” would have fit perfectly with the franchise. Penned back the late 90s, it was ultimately unused by director Chris Columbus who helmed the first two films:
“It was pretty good [Laughs]. It was a song that I wrote for my eldest son. It was a big ballad that was very uncharacteristic of something I’d sing myself, but it was something that I thought would have fit lovely. At some point, I’d like to get it into a children’s movie of some sort because it was a pretty lovely song.”
It seems the song was turned down because author J.K. Rowling’s contract stipulated no commercial song of any kind could be used in the franchise. To this day, neither the song or its lyrics have been released.